Would you rather be well-liked or well-thought of? That question you have to answer for yourself. It's one thing to have people want to be in your presence; you may be able to provide them with something that they don't have or you may be someone who they feel is important. It's another thing to be well-thought of. When someone thinks of greatness or a champion or a hero they don't laugh; they shake their head and smile. Respect lasts a lifetime; jokes last a minute.
Play Thirteen: Never let them see you sweat
If you show your opponent your vulnerability they'll charge at it every time trying to break you. Let them see your confidence and they'll show you their weak side enabling you to play your game, not theirs.
Play Twelve: Bleed together, sweat together, win together
The only way to win is if you play as a team. No man is an island. Each person contributes a different attribute to make the team a family. Families do whatever it takes to survive, to win the championship game. Remember what family stands for: Forget About Me I Love You - Rutgers Football
Play Eleven: Use the back door
It would be great if Life always presented you with exactly what you heart desired. Though, as we all know, it normally doesn't work out that way. Are you going to run and hide, cry in the corner or are you going to stand up, seek out other opportunities and keep steadfast in your pursuit of success? If Life won't let you in through the front door, enter through the back. There's no one right way to win; find what works for you and stick with it.
Play Ten: Live your life as though you're always in the red zone
Red zone is the point in a wrestling match where there's 20 seconds left on the clock, and it's do or die, sink or swim, pin or get pinned. All your long, hard hours of practice are relected in these 20 seconds. If you live as though you're in the red zone your surely bound to accomplish more than you ever thought was possible.
Play Nine: Go out in a blaze of glory
Whether you're the underdog or not, you should go out in a blaze of glory. Give 110%, act as if you ARE going to win, be confident and remember to have fun. Regrets are hard to live with, but if you know that you gave it your all no one can criticize your effort.
Play Eight: We're sleeping on the bus if we have to
Do whatever it takes. Trying your best gets old. Doing everything possible to win is heroic.
Play Seven: We're taking it one game at a time
If all you concentrate on is the championship game you'll lose the games that will get you there. Stay in the moment, focus on the night's game and before you know it you will be playing for championship title.